Daily Activities

It is recommended to write these ideas on little slips of paper and when you or your child is in need of an idea of something to do, just pull one out! This can be done independently and as often as needed. 

Catechesis

Practical Life

  • Gather various objects for your child to practice opening and closing

  • Do a blind taste test of different foods and drinks

  • See this video on Practical Life and Making Muffins!

Fine/Gross Motor

  • In the tub or outside, set up a plastic bin with a sponge and scrubber. Offer your child some kitchen tools, some plastic toys to scrub and clean. Extensions: scrubbing a table, washing the car, ...

  • Build an obstacle course and have races to see who is fastest! Involve the children in creating the obstacles, older children can "label" the stations. This is also a great way to introduce time.

  • Check this article on teaching your child the correct Pincer Grip

Art/Craft

  • Pick 5 items in your house to trace on paper and add the details

  • Find an old magazine or catalog and cut out pictures to make your own collage. Older students can write about their composition

  • Draw animals following illustrator Amy June Bates’ directions here and here

  • Make shadow art 

  • Make a Paper Spinner

  • Watch this lesson on Color Box 3 from Ms. Pauline and complete pages 27 and 28 in Workbook 3   

  • Go on a Rainbow walk

  • Make drawings from this YouTube Channel and share them with us! 

  • Learn about architecture and make your own skyscraper

Literacy 

  • Make a salt tray so your child can practice writing sounds in cursive; alternately, they may write on a chalkboard, or pencil and paper. Older students can practice their names and family names

  • Make your own Sandpaper Letters: print this template on card stock (or write your own on cardboard), trace with glue and sprinkle with sand/salt

  • Learn some tongue twisters

 

Music

Mathematics 

  • Fold pieces of paper with a number on each and ask your child to collect that amount of something around the house (rocks, socks, books, spoons, stuffed animals, people, etc...)

  • Make a census of what you have at home- spoons, cups, plants, pillows, books. Use tally marks to count then write the final numbers

  • Write numbers 1-10 outside (for older children go up to 20 or more) and call out numbers for your child to stand on

  • Practice #1-9 by completing pages 88 and 89 in Workbook 2

  • Here are lots of memory games to play at home.

Science/Geography/Social Studies/Animals/Nature

  • Tour the Denver Botanic Gardens and plan your own at home garden or pick a gardening activity to do

  • Read Genesis Chapter 1 as a family. Meditate on what it means to have "dominion" and list 5 things you can do to take care of this great gift God has given you!

  • Observe animals (see if you can find both vertebrates and invertebrates). Draw the animals you see, write about them, research to learn more about them.

  • Take a nature walk and collect "gifts from God's creation", add them to your nature tray/table/corner. What do you notice is different now that it is springtime?

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